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A Long Call with Janis
March 7th, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

I had a fairly long phone call with Janis Stovall from Grace Manor Port Orange. Here are my notes from the call: Janis spoke with EverCare, a diversion plan; possibly 30 days 1 EverCare is a state-funded program Department of Children & Families will give a list to providers, EverCare is on that list assumes […]

Mistaken Identity
March 6th, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

Here’s an email I received from Janis Stovall of Grace Manor Port Orange. The footnote I added is the best part. Hi David, I am still with residents and would like to call you later this afternoon. My days can be pretty packed as you can imagine. Mom was pleasant, but I did not speak […]

Confusion Again
March 6th, 2012 @ 12:40 am

In early March I forwarded to Janis Stovall of Grace Manor Port Orange the email I sent to Connie Wade at Halifax a month earlier. I prefaced the forward with this note: Dear Ms. Stovall, Here is a message I sent to Connie at Halifax on February 6. I have edited the original message by […]

Too Many Drugs
March 6th, 2012 @ 12:20 am

Here is an email I sent to Janis Stovall at Grace Manor Port Orange: Dear Ms. Stovall, I received the email below from a friend of a friend who works as a consultant with veterans dealing with PTSD. 1 It’s interesting because she seemed to have a lot of information about the medications mom is […]

March 6th, 2012 @ 12:17 am

I sent the following email to Janis Stovall <> at Grace Manor Port Orange: Dear Ms. Stovall, Here is a summary of the details I have. I’ve included a very basic timeline at the end. I have taken extensive notes during every phone call I’ve had with anyone regarding my mother — every nurse, doctor, […]

March 5th, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

Janis Stovall told me she visited with my mother, and that my mother repeatedly asked her for a cigarette. I tried to explain to her that that was impossible, because my mother hated smoking, but she was adamant. I decided to email her a photo of my mom so she could tell me if she […]

Grace Manor
March 5th, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

I had a fifty-eight minute phone call with Jessica Butler and Janice Stovall 1 at Grace Manor Port Orange. Jessica told me that both Marilyn and Connie Wade from the Halifax Hospital Psychiatric Unit had called her and told her that mom could be discharged tomorrow (March 6, 2012). 2 Jessica said that Janice Stovall […]

Still No Fax
March 2nd, 2012 @ 11:45 am

I called and left a voice message for Marilyn at the Halifax Hospital Psychiatric Unit at 386-254-4080 because it had been five and a quarter hours since I was told they’d get the records to me, “right away,” and I still hadn’t received a fax. Finally at 1:50 PM (Pacific) I received a twenty-seven page […]

Fax Confirmation
March 2nd, 2012 @ 6:30 am

I called Marilyn in the Halifax Hospital Psychiatric Unit at 386-254-4080 to confirm that she had a valid fax number for me. It’s 2012 and not 1989, of course, so I don’t have a fax machine at my house. I had to give her my office fax number. She told me she’d make sure to […]

A Terrible Conference Call
March 2nd, 2012 @ 5:40 am

My sister and I had a forty-three minute conference call with doctors, nurses, discharge coordinators, and administrators at Halifax Hospital. Dr. Caliendo talked to me as if I was a dumb ten-year old and I felt insulted and embarrassed, at times in tears during the call. Less than six months later, my mother would be […]